Selling your house in Jacksonville can be a stressful and time-consuming process if you don’t have a proper plan in place.
Going through an agent or not?
Cleaning and repairs?
These are questions that go through every seller’s mind once they decide to sell their home. However, you don’t need to worry. I’ve been working in real estate for quite some time now and from my experience, I’ve made a list of 5 simple tips that will help you sell your house in Jacksonville quickly, easy and hassle free.
The aim for all sellers is of course to get a high offer, as quickly as possible. There are various misconceptions around going through an agent or a professional home buyer and which option will make you the most money.
The truth is, that using a professional home buyer will get you a fair and quick cash offer and will also save you from the hassle of renovations and cleaning.
Here’s how to sell your Jacksonville house quickly:
Set your goals and price your property right
Of course, you want to make as much money as possible from selling your house. Maybe you have already set some goals for the future or have plans to buy a new house. What you need to keep in mind at this point is that you have to be realistic when setting a price for your property. Stop thinking about what you paid when you first bought the house, because it doesn’t really matter. What actually matters is the real estate market at the time of the sale as well as various other factors such as the condition of the house.
My tip here is: Have a realistic starting number in mind and be open and flexible. If you decide to go with a professional home buyer, open and honest communication is key to get you the highest possible offer.
Be accommodating to potential buyers
The process of selling your house in Jacksonville can be really time consuming, especially if you don’t allow easy access to the property and you’re not accommodating to potential buyers. Whether you list the house yourself or not, be flexible when it comes to showings. Even if you get a showing request early in the morning or during lunchtime, just plan your day around it.
Only good things can come out of it!
When collaborating with a professional home buyer, keep in mind that they might need to visit the house more than once to assess what repairs need to be done so that they give the highest possible, fair price for your home.
Decluttering and staging your home
Guess what! Presentation counts!
The first step towards a nicely presentable home is decluttering. Get rid of things you no longer want and clear the area so it’s neat and tidy. This will not only allow potential buyers to walk freely in the house but will also give them the perception that the property is bigger.
A good thing to remember is that clutter in your property might be considered as a way to hide potential damages and repairs. You wouldn’t want to get a lower offer just because you didn’t make some time to clear the area!
Once you clear out the area, it’s time to stage your Jacksonville home. Rearrange furniture, add a couple of modern decorative items and some freshly cut flowers to make your house feel like a home.
It’s all about the details
By that, I’m certainly not referring to design details, but details that have to do with anything that has been done to the house. Gather important information about the property and be ready to answer relevant questions, if asked.
This includes knowledge of the property’s square footage, dates of any important repairs that have been done such as the roof, or any plumbing or electrical issues that were fixed.
If you have kept the paperwork that’s great, but if not, simply knowing the year you fixed any issues will suffice.
Be honest about the condition of your property
Honesty is always the best policy. Trying to hide things about the property from potential buyers will not take you anywhere, on the contrary, it might harm the sale and drive buyers away.
When working with professional home buyers, you’re not supposed to work on any of the repairs your house might need as they do it for you, but you have to communicate any issues that you have detected and also allow the professionals to easily access the house in order to make a proper assessment.
Being honest and transparent about the condition of your property in Jacksonville is a way of building trust between yourself and any potential buyers. It will make the whole process easier, faster and definitely smoother.
Selling your house in Jacksonville shouldn’t be a hassle, especially if you follow the above tips. You should avoid these two common mistakes others are making to make the process easier:
- Don’t over personalize your property.
Potential buyers don’t want to see your style and personality reflected in the house; they are trying to imagine what it would be like if they lived there.
- Don’t have unreasonable expectations
Overpricing your property, won’t make it sell for more, on the contrary, it might deter potential buyers from arranging a viewing.
My team and I specialize in properties in Jacksonville, Florida and hence have excellent knowledge of the property market in the area. If you decide to sell your home, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be able to arrange a viewing of your property asap and help you get the best possible offer. Just give us a call and we’ll help you sell your house in Jacksonville fast.